An all-optical modulator is demonstrated, which utilizes a pulsed 532nm laser to modulate the spectral position of the bandgaps in a photonic crystal fiber infiltrated with a dye-doped nematic liquid crystal.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
T. T. Alkeskjold, J. Broeng, D. S. Hermann, J. Li, S. Wu, and A. Bjarklev, " Optical Tuning of Photonic Bandgaps in Dye-Doped Nematic Liquid Crystal Photonic Crystal Fibers," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper OME4.
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